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Wish You Were Here – Capilano suspension Bridge, Vancouver BC

27/10/2013 | By

Capilano Suspension Bridge

As I’m re-arranging things a little on the site, I’ve decided to add another angle to the blog.  “Wish You Were Here” will be a weekly posting of a favourite image, either from my travels or some special local shots.  I hope you enjoy them and I’d love to hear what you think – especially if you have your own story about the featured image.

This is the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the popular park of the same name in Vancouver. It is 140 metres long and 70 metres high, strung over the Capilano River. The weather on the day we visited the park was  brilliantly crisp. It had snowed in the morning and then cleared up, giving us the opportunity to enjoy the nicer side of a northern winter. I’m not all that good with heights so approached the bridge with some trepidation, trying to ignore the goading of my two delightful daughters. Eventually I took a deep breath and cautiously advanced, not at all sure I wasn’t going to have a complete meltdown and have to be scraped – screaming – from somewhere in the middle. The chances of that happening were raised considerably when those to whom I had given life waited until I got half way across and then started jumping up and down on the bridge making it sway, gently, but alarmingly.

Some days it’s harder to love your kids than others.

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  1. Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    27/10/2013

    My hubby and I were at that bridge three years ago- but when the weather was warm. What an experience to walk across it when it was icy and snowy!

  2. Amanda McInerney
    27/10/2013

    It was quite a white-knuckle experience, Fran!

  3. Lizzy (Good Things)
    27/10/2013

    Nice section Amanda… That bridge is amazing… my Peter would not go anywhere near it! And yet, he travels in helicopters all the time.

  4. Hotly Spiced
    28/10/2013

    I love the look of this; it’s like a Christmas postcard. Very pretty. I can imagine crossing the bridge would be pretty hair-raising especially if the bridge is icy xx

  5. nancy@jamjnr
    28/10/2013

    What a gorgeous photo. I too am a total wuss when it comes to heights and even more so when the structure I’m on can move. And isn’t solid. No amount of breathtaking scenery is worth the stress to my heart!

  6. InTolerant Chef
    28/10/2013

    It looks so pretty! The founders of Capilano Honey named their business after that district with a very romantic story involving the bridge. Check out their website for the full story 🙂

  7. Kate
    28/10/2013

    I doubt I could tackle that – well done facing your fears.